The American Cancer Society estimates that in excess of 300,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and more than 40,000 will die from the disease.  October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and the American Cancer Society & others in the fight are out to raise the public’s awareness of this 2nd most deadly form of cancer for women.

Of note, there has been a 38 percent decrease in breast cancer deaths in the U.S. from 1989 to 2014.   This is due to increased awareness, better screenings and advanced treatment options.  The five-year survival rate has also exceeded 90 percent in recent years.

Read more in the American Cancer Society‘s “Breast Cancer Facts & Figures” report.

Read more statistics at WalletHub.




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